Haaretz Podcast

From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 316 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 19 hours 43 minutes


episode 313: Former PM Olmert: 'Netanyahu’s overconfidence and arrogance led to October 7'

In a recent op-ed in Haaretz, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right ministers of knowingly steering Israel into an all-out war...



episode 312: 'Israelis are rejecting Netanyahu. That doesn't mean they are embracing left-wing views'

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episode 311: 'This is not our first war, but it's the first war we've seen Israel's credit rating drop'

The decision by Moody's credit rating agency to downgrade Israel's rating and outlook last week was a shock to the country after decades of growth and a rosy outlook for the future as its technology-driven industries flourished...



episode 310: Israel's former head of military intelligence: 'If we don't offer an alternative, we'll end up with Hamas again'

Israel's former head of military intelligence, Tamir Hayman, now the managing director of the Institute for National Security Studies, joins host Allison Kaplan Sommer on Haaretz Podcast to discuss Israel's war with Hamas and the key question: How far is Israel willing to go to bring 130-plus hostages home?

While Hayman believes that the terms of a ceasefire are negotiable on both sides, he is skeptical that Israel's current government would...



episode 309: Rallying for democracy, calling to free hostages: Where Israel's protest movements stand

Thousands of Israelis are back on the streets, four months after the October 7 Hamas attack and the war in Gaza halted historic demonstrations against the Netanyahu government's plan to overhaul the judiciary.

Joining host Allison Kaplan Sommer on the Haaretz Podcast, reporter Linda Dayan explains how the protest movement has reemerged, and how wartime demonstrations differ...


 January 29, 2024  36m

episode 308: The ugly price Israel will pay for the decision-making failures that led to October 7

On this week's Haaretz Podcast, host Allison Kaplan Sommer holds a wide-ranging conversation with Chuck Freilich, Israel's former deputy national security adviser.

Freilich, a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies, discusses the numerous troubling issues arising from Israel's conflict with Hamas...


 January 22, 2024  37m

episode 307: 'Can Netanyahu be ousted?' and other burning questions from Haaretz readers

In a special edition of the Haaretz Podcast, host Allison Kaplan Sommer and the Haaretz editorial team asked subscribers worldwide what they saw as the most urgent questions as the Israel-Hamas conflict passed the 100-day mark. The questions poured in...


 January 16, 2024  45m

episode 306: 'How can we expect others to empathize with us when we fail to empathize with Palestinians?'

Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of the IKAR synagogue in Los Angeles, has been progressive Judaism's leading voice over the past decade speaking out for equality and human rights, as well as the rabbinic figure of choice for the Biden-Harris White House...


 January 9, 2024  39m

episode 305: Dennis Ross: On Gaza, 'Netanyahu's far-right ministers aren't living in reality'

Ambassador Dennis Ross has played an important part in U.S. Middle East policy over the last decades, and was the point man in the peace process in both the George W. Bush administration and Bill Clinton's administration...


 January 1, 2024  44m

episode 304: 'Death in Gaza is a taboo subject in Israel right now'

As the number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza climbs to 20,000 while the number of Israeli soldiers killed in fighting grows daily, it is becoming harder every day for the two sides of the bloody conflict to see the humanity in the other side, says Sheren Falah Saab, who is covering the Gazan side of the conflict for Haaretz...


 December 26, 2023  32m